For almost two months I followed Atkins induction phase with great results. I felt great, I had no more stomach issues, had plenty of energy etc... But, every time I mentioned to my friends and family that I was on a low carb diet I got all these awful comments. What was bothering me most was the comments about “a low carb diet is going to cause Cancer due to the high fat, high meat lifestyle.” I was watching Dr. Oz and he too was saying the same thing and adding that without a high grain, fiber diet, one could develop Colon Cancer and other horrible cancers. And then their was the artificial sweeteners comments and their Cancer connection. Needless to say, I quit low carb, gained all the weight back (around 12 lbs) began my lethargy, stomach aches, joint pain and headaches...Peer Pressure I guess.
To make a long story short, I began listening to your podcasts and listened to what the M.D’s were saying and what you and other guests were saying and I am back on the wagon. I do not understand why the the majority of medical professionals are so against low carb diets, it is very frustrating!
With each pregnancy I was put on a low carb diet, my father who is diabetic is on a low carb diet, and I felt better on a low carb diet. I have to admit though, I find figuring out what to eat challenging as I am lactose intolerant too. I am SICK of eggs for breakfast and need to be able to feed my entire family low carb dishes as it is too expensive to make two separate meals...and that Cancer monster keeps sneaking back in my consciousness.
Thank you so much for your podcast, blog, and discussion board, I truly appreciate your efforts.